Vaccine Advocate Asks For Informed Consumers
Dr. Paul Offit advocates the use of vaccines and because of it he receives a large amount of hate-mail (and phone calls, as a matter of fact). In the end all he is fighting for is informed consumers. In his upcoming book “Do You Believe in Magic?: [...]
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U.S. cracks open skies to testing, use of aerial drones
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government took a step on Monday toward opening the skies to aerial drones, authorizing six sites where unmanned aircraft can be tested for a variety of uses. [...]
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Google Spiritually Bans Facial Recognition
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Weight Gain in Babies Linked to IQ
University of Adelaide Public Health researchers conducted a study recently on more than 13,000 full term babies. The researchers say that they have linked weight gain in the first four weeks after birth with IQ scores later in life. They say that th [...]
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Steampunk a “Trend”
We like to think of the Victorian era as majestic, beautiful, artistic but not only that, but also old and outdated. This thought process of ours is quite accurate since the Victorian age did comprise of immense beauty and artistry, from gorgeous art [...]
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Pres. Obama to Nominate Republican To Direct FBI
President Obama has announced that he plans to nominate a Justice Department official from the Bush administration as the next in line directing the FBI. Many see this as a move to hopefully smooth things over with the Republicans. Past experience sh [...]
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Exclusive: Hacker took over BBC server, tried to ‘sell’ access on Christmas Day
BOSTON (Reuters) - A hacker secretly took over a computer server at the BBC, Britain's public broadcaster, and then launched a Christmas Day campaign to convince other cyber criminals to pay him for access [...]
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Supreme Court Upholds Invasion of Privacy
Monday a supreme court in the United States upheld the cheek swabbing of arrested or jailed individuals in order to obtain DNA samples. The decision was a complete division for the justices that came to the decision. From Boston.Com: ‘‘Make n [...]
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Salt, sugar, and fat: Why we can’t quit junk food’s holy trinity
Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us traces how these ingredients worked their way into our food in ever-larger amounts, not by accident but as part of a concerted effort by food companies to make their products as irresistible and addictive [...]
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Chief of U.N. Concerned About Iraq Violence
Violence in Iraq has been surging since the U.S. military drawn down. U.N. leader Ban Ki-moon has expressed concerns over the fact that violence has been on the rise in Iraq. A statement released by Ki-moon's office says "The Secretary-General welco [...]
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You don’t ‘own’ your own genes
Humans no longer “own” their own genes. The more than 40,000 patents on DNA molecules have allowed companies to essentially claim the entire human genome for profit, report two researchers. Their study, published March 25 in the journal Genome M [...]
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